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salinization

[sal-uh-nuh-zey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the process by which a nonsaline soil becomes saline, as by the irrigation of land with brackish water.

Origin of salinization

First recorded in 1925–30; salinize + -ation
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Historical Examples

  • More efficient use of existing water resources and control of salinization are other effective tools for improving arid lands.

    Deserts

    A. S. Walker


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